Stellenbosch is one of those destinations that takes your breath away.
From the rolling hills, to the storybook buildings, award-winning restaurants and pristine wineries, it’s almost doesn’t seem real! As much as we will try to relay it’s beauty through blogs and photos, we won’t be able to do this region justice. All we can do is HIGHLY encourage you to go!! And when you do, you must stay at the Majeka House. It’s perfect. Here’s why:
Located in the heart of Stellenbosch, in the middle of a residential area, staying at the Majeka House will have you feeling like a local. The staff even gives you a walking guide to the neighborhood - what better way to work off all that wine, and make some new friends while you’re at it!
From the moment you walk into the Majeka House, you feel as though you’ve entered an enchanting, magical world! From the intriguing library/bar, to the chic indoor pool, and the pristine and stunning courtyards, you know instantly this isn’t your average hotel. We loved watching sunsets from the rooftop terrace (and had some fun photo shoots you may see at the end of this blog).
Every room at Majeka House is unique, and everywhere you turn there’s something new to see. Our bed was cozy, our terrace was on a relaxing courtyard, and the towels may have been the biggest and best we've ever used (may seem random, but you'll see when you get there). We could go on and on about our room - we would have bought the furniture if we could have! (Side note: Bobby’s a shower snob. It’s rare that he gets excited about a hotel shower - but according to him, the one at the Majeka House was a 10! That’s rare!!)
The staff at the Majeka House were top-notch. They knew us by name, made sure our every need was met, and even offered to do our laundry!! We love it when the hotel staff feels like family, and that’s just how it felt here. A perfect example is that when we had to leave early on our final morning, they packed us lunches! We didn’t want to leave!!
4. THE FOOD (In all caps because IT WAS THAT GOOD)
The Majeka House is known for their breakfast - and it took about .02 seconds to see why! Their picture-perfect breakfast spread tasted just as delicious as it looked. Fresh-pressed juices, homemade bread and cakes, muesli (our favorite!), cheeses, wild meat, fresh fruit, and SO much more! Don’t even get us started on their cappuccinos. All in all, they practically had to roll us out of the breakfast room every morning!
We also had the pleasure of having our last dinner in Stellenbosh at the Majeka House, award-winning restaurant “Makaron”. We dined on such delicacies as baby marrow risotto, panga fish, and creme brûlée. We ate slowly, so we could savor and enjoy every bite. It was easily one of the best meals we had all trip, and the perfect way to end our time in wine country.
We can’t wait to return to Stellenbosch and our friends at the Majeka House. It’s truly a boutique hotel experience that we won’t ever forget!